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British Foreign Secretary stresses bilateral link with Liberia

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Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of  United Kingdom, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of United Kingdom, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

MARGIBI, LIBERIA-The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom said bilateral relationship with Liberia remains a significant aspect to a strong partnership.

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson’s stopover was to see the transformation taking place in Liberia, meet with authorities of the Government of Liberia to find out how the UK can support the ongoing development efforts of the country, specifically infrastructure, power generation and moving Liberia higher up the value chain.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Foreign Secretary Johnson was making his first trip to Africa and made a stopover at the Roberts International Airport Wednesday, February 15, 2017 where he was welcomed by Liberia’s Foreign Minister.

He also emphasized how his government can be helpful to the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections in October this year.

Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara, who received the British Government Official, described the visit as a ‘commendable move’ to discuss government’s priorities and the opportunity for UK partnership and investment.

She said:” Key priority areas, including infrastructure, energy, road construction, among others, were discussed constructively with Mr. Johnson, first foreign secretary to visit Liberia in a very long time.”

He was enroute to the UK following visits from Sierra Leone and Gambia.

 


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